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Low-power ADC added to line of audio stereo components

San Diego, US and Edinburgh, UK, December 15, 2003 – Wolfson Microelectronics introduced the WM8737L high-performance, ultra low-power stereo audio ADC with 97dB signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio and microphone pre-amplifier noise performance in the sub-microvolt range. The new ADC is designed specifically for portable applications such as minidisk players and memory audio/voice recorders.

The optimal SNR performance (A weighted) of 97dB occurs at normal power mode of 3.3V. In low-power mode, stereo, with microphone preamps off, the WM8737L draws only 8mW at 1.8V and 18.5mW at 3.3V. The analogue and digital I/O uses 1.8-3.6V power supplies, and the digital core uses 1.42-3.6V. To save power the WM8737L can run in mono mode for mono signals or mix stereo channels into mono in either analogue or digital domain.

The WM8737L includes three sets of stereo inputs configurable for line-level signals, internal or tabletop microphones, or for DC measurement. A programmable gain amplifier can be used for automatic level control with user programmable hold, attack and decay times.

The device is controlled via a 2- or 3-wire serial interface, providing access to all features including gain control, analogue or digital mono mixing and power management facilities.

The WM8737L is supplied in a leadless, 5×5 mm QFN package and is available now priced at $2.09/10,000 (U.S.). Device drivers for selected platforms and operating systems are also available.

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The WM8737L is supplied in a leadless, 5×5 mm QFN package and is available now priced at $2.09/10,000 (U.S.). Device drivers for selected platforms and operating systems are also available.

Wolfson Microelectronics plc is an award winning, fabless semiconductor company based in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson develops and markets high performance mixed signal semiconductors for multimedia and communications applications worldwide.

For more information contact:
Wolfson Microelectronics plc, Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0) 131 272 7000.

www.wolfsonmicro.com

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